Monday, November 23, 2009

Datu Andal Ampatuan suspect in Maguindanao Massacre a close Arroyo ally

You ask me who is the real terrorist in Mindanao and without batting an eyelash, i'll say its Datu Andal Ampatuan, the governor of Maguindanao. And it's totally surprising why our fellow Muslim brothers and sisters in Mindanao, especially those Bangsamoros who are fighting for a separate Islamic state allow this political goon to live.

The massacre of about 36 people in Sharik Aguak town in Maguindanao reminds us that the problem is NOT TERRORISM---its the proliferation of political syndicates led by such characters as the Ampatuans and the Pangandamans that contributes to the further enslavement of the Bangsamoro people to poverty.

These warlords should be eradicated from the face of the earth. They put the Name of Islam in bad repute. They should not be allowed to enslave their fellow Muslims in Maguindanao and other areas. It is the duty of a pious Muslim to kill those who do not follow the precepts of Islam and those who kill with impunity, their fellow Muslims.

Ampatuan is the real terrorist in Mindanao. He should be stopped and killed. Rido demands it.

This massacre reminds us of how Ugandan leader Idi Amin exterminated whole villages who oppose his rule. Ampatuan is like Idi Amin.

And it is the fault of the national government, particularly Mrs. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo because they have tolerated and taken cared of these characters for so long. This administration has cuddled them like head lice that these people have become bigger, stronger and more brazen. They don't fear anybody because they have strong links with the palace. 

And I also blame the military. The Ampatuans and others like them grew in influence and power because they took care of them and use them in their counter-terrorism campaigns in Mindanao.

I challenge the national leadership, particularly the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP)---will you allow this political goon to further destroy democracy in Mindanao? Will you allow the Ampatuans to just get away with mass murder?

This massacre is another test on how strong the political will of this administration is. If the Ampatuans get away with this without a scratch, then, government is totally useless.

Mindanao needs a civil war to correct the decades of injustice wrought by these political clans. Let the war begin.